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Is it okay to take imodium (loperamide) following a cholecystectomy?
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Dr. Niranjan Rao
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Yes
Yes.

In brief: Yes
Yes.
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Yes
Diarrhea is a common side effect of having your gallbladder removed.
The fluid that is usually stored in the gallbladder can enter the bowel as bile acids and stimulate secretion of fluid resulting in diarrhea. Common treatments include Cholestyramine (binds the bile acids) or Imodium (loperamide) (slows down the bowel allowing for reabsorption of fluid).

In brief: Yes
Diarrhea is a common side effect of having your gallbladder removed.
The fluid that is usually stored in the gallbladder can enter the bowel as bile acids and stimulate secretion of fluid resulting in diarrhea. Common treatments include Cholestyramine (binds the bile acids) or Imodium (loperamide) (slows down the bowel allowing for reabsorption of fluid).
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